Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) starts in the lining of the lobules. It breaks through the wall of the lobule into the surrounding breast tissue, and from there, it can spread to the lymph nodes and other organs. Invasive lobular carcinoma accounts for approximately 10% of invasive breast cancer cases (American Cancer Society 2015a).

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Breast Cancer Program

BMC’s Breast Health Program provides collaborative, multidisciplinary care to patients with breast cancer from the first consultation through treatment and follow-up visits.